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Jun 28, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Minnesota Twins second baseman

Brian Dozier

(2) bats during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Dozier – Minnesota Twins
Home Runs – 16
ISO – .182

At 5’11” and 190 pounds, second baseman Brian Dozier isn’t your typical home run derby contestant. However, he’s proving that big pop can sometimes come in small packages

The home town favorite has built off of a second half power surge in 2013 and has his sights set on a new career high for home runs in 2014. After setting a career mark in bombs in 2013 with 18, Dozier has 16 through the season’s first half this year, making it look like he’ll annihilate that previous plateau.

More importantly, he adds a little bit of home town flavor to the derby. But don’t look at his selection as being strictly because of the colors he wears. Dozier also has a solid split that favors him at Target Field, something that could play heavily in this competition.

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